Hearsay testimony

Hearsay is what somebody else told the witness. “She told me that….” I heard that….” Simply put, hearsay is something somebody else said, rather than what the witness saw or did. It can be quite complicated, and many volumes have been written about it. I always tell a witness not to testify what somebody else said, but just tell the jury what he/she witnessed, not what somebody else told them about what happened.